Local Paddling and Outdoor Resources

Coastal Canoeists – Virginia’s Largest Canoeing and Kayaking Club


Coastals is a family-oriented club dedicated to the enjoyment and advancement of paddlesports and consists of canoeists, kayakers and others from the southeastern U.S., but primarily from Virginia. Activities of the club include an active club volunteer-coordinated trip roster with trips for members, at all skill levels, happening nearly every weekend of the year.

The club holds quarterly meetings at various locations around Virginia featuring an evening meal, board of directors meeting, a trip on a nearby river, and a program of interest to paddlers. Coastals’ website features an active bulletin board used by paddlers throughout the Commonwealth for communications and discussions of canoeing and kayaking related information, in addition to other pertinent information of interest to paddlers.

Peak Experiences


Peak Experiences is one of the country’s largest and best indoor climbing facilities! More than 120 different climbs up to 50′ high await you!

They also offer a camp for children call Passages.  Passages Adventure Camp’s mission is to help young people foster lifelong outdoor skills in a fun and challenging environment. Our focus is to help each camper build leadership skills, develop teamwork and improve their confidence and self-esteem.


Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation





Our mission is to significantly and responsibly increase recreations use of Richmond’s natural landscape by guiding outdoor experiences and inspiring a return to natural fun.

Our staff of recreational professionals is committed to delivering you a first class experience that is safe and well matched to your desired level of thrill and relaxation.Bring the family, friends, colleagues… discover a memorable experience right in your backyard.